Free Trade and Exploitation

  • Cristian Dimitriu


Abstract. According to a popular view, defended by Pogge and other, trade agreements between wealthy and poor countries, as currently structured, are coercive and unfair for developing countries. Against this view, I argue that such agreements should be understood as exploitative instead of coercive. The difference between these two notions is a substantial one, as in the case of coercive proposals one of the parties is made worse off, while in the case of exploitative proposals both parties improve their situation. I rely on familiar accounts of coercion and exploitation, defended by Wertheimer, to make this point.


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Dimitriu, C. (2014). Free Trade and Exploitation. Daimon Revista Internacional De Filosofia, (62), 101-108.